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From: Colon, Frances A (STAS) <ColonFA@state.gov>
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Subject: [FellowsCareers] Senior Science and Technology Policy Officer position- Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State
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The Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State at the U.S. Department of State is looking to fill a Schedule B (temporary, excepted appointment) Senior Science and Technology Policy Officer position.  Successful candidates will have some experience in the private sector, specifically in the areas of science, technology and innovation.  We are looking for creative problem solvers who are detail-oriented and passionate about advancing science as a diplomacy tool.  Effective negotiation and writing skills desired.  A scientific/technical degree is required.  If interested, please submit a cover letter and résumé to Deputy Science and Technology Adviser, Frances Colón, colonfa@state.gov, by October 2, 2015.

Position Description

Senior Science and Technology Policy Officer, GS-15, Schedule B (Temporary, Excepted Appointment)

Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary (STAS)


The Senior Science Policy Officer will advise scientific, economic and foreign policymakers on integrating science, technology and innovation into strategies for achieving U.S. foreign policy goals.  The Officer will assist the Adviser in researching, monitoring and briefing principals on emerging science and technology trends that could impact international markets, development and foreign policy.  The Officer will be responsible for developing partnerships and engaging practitioners from the private sector to help the State Department bridge the divide between policy-makers and science and technology entrepreneurs both at home and abroad.    The Officer is responsible for STAS activities related to the Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs*, providing regional background and briefings for the Adviser and representing STAS in relevant activities inside and outside of government.  There is flexibility for expanding STAS engagement in subject areas of personal interest to the Officer.


*Regional portfolio responsibilities in STAS can be revisited and reassigned according to the needs of the office.






Frances A. Colón, Ph.D.
Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State

Office: 202-647-8694
BB: 202-285-7353



Margaret E. Kosal, Ph.D.
Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA  USA

Office:  404-894-9664
Mobile: 404-525-6261
Email:  mekosal@gmail.com


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